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/ The Red Hot Chili Peppers / By The Way (2002) / Midnight bass tab

Midnight - Bass tab

By the Red Hot Chili Peppers
From the Album "By the Way"
Tabbed by Tabmaster Timothy Marti (mynameisgreat@hotmail.com)

Normal tuning

This one was kind of tough to figure out, it's hard to tell when
he's playing the double notes or not but this sounds great with it
Verse: (x2)
G-|-11---9-----------------------|-11---9------------------------|
D-|-11--11--12---11-9-7----------|-11--11--12---11-9-7-----------|
A-|---------12---11-9-9-------9--|--9------12---11-9-9-9--12--9--|
E-|---------------------9--12----|-------------------------------|
2nd time through, add this to the end of the last measure------^
------|
------|verse transition #1
------|
--x-9-|then proceed directly to bridge

Bridge:
G-|-11--9--7---6---------------|-------------------------------|
D-|--9--9--------9-7-----------|-9--7-9--7-9-7-----------12-12-|
A-|-------------------5--7--9--|---------------9--7------12-12-|
E-|----------------------9-----|---------------------10--------|

Verse: (x2) use verse transition #2 this time
--------7-|
-x-9/11---|verse transition #2
----------|
----------|

Bridge: (x1)

Prechorus: (x1)
G-|---9--------9-|---------10-----------|
D-|-7---7----9---|------10-----10--7-10-|
A-|-------7------|--x-8-----------------|
E-|--------------|----------------------|

G-|---9--------9-|---------10---------10-|
D-|-7---7----9---|------10---------10----|
A-|-------7------|--x-8--------x-8-------|
E-|--------------|-----------------------|

G-|---------10-------------------|
D-|------10----------------------|
A-|--x-8--------x-8-8--5-8p5-----|
E-|--------------------------8-8-|

Chorus1:
G-|---5----------|----------------|
D-|--------------|-----4-7-7--7-7-|
A-|-3---x--------|-x-5------------|
E-|-------3--3-3-|----------------|

G-|---------------|----------------|
D-|---------------|-----4-7-7--7-7-|(x2)
A-|-x-3-3---------|-x-5------------|
E-|--------3--3-3-|----------------|

G-|---------------|-7--7-7---7-7-7-7-7---|-7---7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-6-|
D-|---------------|-7--7-7---7-7-7-7-7---|-7---7-7-7-7--7-7-7-7-7-7-|
A-|-x-3-3---------|-5--5-5---5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5---5-5-5-5--5-5-5-5-5-5-|
E-|--------3--3-3-|----------------------|--------------------------|

Verse: (x2) use verse transition #2 to move into bridge
Bridge: (x1) includes a small walk up to the 9th in the 2nd bar,
	and he does not play the octave and 5th at the end
Verse: (x2) use verse transition #3 to move into bridge
---------9----|
--9/11\9---11-|verse transition #3
--------------|
--------------|

Prechorus: (x1)

Chorus2: same as first except replace the fourth bar with this one
|----------------|
|---------7--7-7-|
|-x-8-7-5--------|
|----------------|

Prechorus: First play the first 2 bars three times each, then proceed to
the next part, but instead of hitting the power chord just hit the root
until you get to the last lick
Chorus2: (x1)
Chorus1: (x2)

Endbars: replace the power chords at the end of the chorus with these
G-|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7---7---7---7---|-5-------|
D-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|-7-------|
A-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-----------------|-5---5---5---5---|---------|
E-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
Please email me if you think you can hear what he is really playing
during all those double stops, i would like to now    -  Tim


The Red Hot Chili Peppers albums
2006 Stadium Arcadium
2004 Live in Hyde Park
2002 By The Way
1999 Californication
1995 One Hot Minute
1994 Out In L.A.
1992 Blood Sugar Sex Magik
1989 Mother's Milk
1987 The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
1985 Freaky Styley
1984 Red Hot Chili Peppers
By The Way tabs
01By The Way tabbass tab
02Universally Speaking tabbass tab
03This Is the Place tabbass tab
04Dosed tabbass tab
05Don't Forget Me tabbass tab
06The Zephyr Song tabbass tab
07Can't Stop tabbass tab
08I Could Die for You tabbass tab
09Midnight tabbass tab
10Throw Away Your Television tabbass tab
11Cabron tabbass tab
12Tear tabbass tab
13On Mercury tabbass tab
14Minor Thing tabbass tab
15Warm Tape tabbass tab
16Venice Queen tabbass tab

 

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